Marc Douglas is the only son of Gov. Douglas Cagas and Rep. Mercedes Cagas.
Senior Board Member for the first district of Davao del Sur John Tracy Cagas, on the other hand, assumed office as concurrent vice governor of Davao del Sur.
In a Facebook post of Councilor Salvador Dumogho, he showed a photo of Digos City Mayor Josef Cagas signing the oath of office of Marc and John Tracy.
Sherwin Cesar, Davao del Sur provincial information officer, also announced during his local radio program on Charm Radio that the two officials have been sworn in to their new positions.
The oathtaking was held after the sudden death of the Cagas patriarch at the Medical Center of Digos Cooperative (MCDC) Hospital due to complications from COVID-19 based on information from lawyer Ria Cagas-Fernandez, a niece of the late governor.
The governor’s remains were immediately transported to a funeral home in Davao City at about 10 a.m. Thursday where it was immediately cremated and transported back to Davao del Sur by the official’s immediate family members.
Hiru Gustavo Undalok, assistant provincial information officer, said the family has yet to determine where to place their patriarch’s urn to allow those who wanted to look at his remains and extend their sympathies to the bereaved family.